Kwiltr

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  1. I finished two quilts at the end of May so I could take them to 2 of my sisters in central Canada while visiting this summer on our cross country trip to visit Newfoundland for the first time. What a great trip we had! The pattern is Angela Walter’s “Coral”, available free on her website. Both quilts are the same, except the first one I used a slightly contrasting thread (to the background) because I thought it blended a bit better with the print segments and the second quilt I used a matching thread. In the end, I thought the second one came out better as I had figured out the quilting execution by the time I got there! I’ve only attached the front and back pictures of one quilt here.
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    Dresden Plate

    Fabulous quilt and quilting!
  3. So much to look at in these quilts and what fun they must be to make! Great quilting job!
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    Memory Lane

    Cute quilt and perfect quilting!
  5. Great team effort! Very nice!
  6. What an impressive quilt! Great job on the piecing and quilting. He will treasure it I’m sure! Good for you to stretch yourself and just look at what you did!!!
  7. Fun quilt and great job! Boy, those “Turtles” have really had a long run in popularity!
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    Mommy and me Baby Quilts

    Really cute quilts and great job on the quilting Terry! They look fantastic!
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    Base extender drag

    A couple of things I found and remedied... 1. the Hartley ruler base edges are square cut, so fairly sharp and can cause drag. So my husband gently sanded the edges for me to round them off a bit so they don’t “dig in” to the quilt as you move the machine. 2. Around the machine’s needle plate there was a height/depth difference between the needle plate and the ruler base. In speaking with APQS about this, they provided small washers to insert under the plate to raise it and was able to match the height. It’s really only an issue when you use rulers I found as you press down on the quilt a bit when using a ruler a seam can catch in between the needle plate and the ruler base. Hope this helps!
  10. I use a flower head pin. Amy Stuart describes it in the timing video. There’s a link in this thread I don’t know how to share it :-(
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    Stitching Problem

    I was having this same problem recently and it is so frustrating. I made several adjustments and finally got it corrected I think, although I have a lingering issue of my thread not so much shredding, but unwinding itself and eventually shredding when I go right to left more than about four inches at a time. Using Glide 40 wt top, 60 wt bottom. Also, I started getting small loops on top randomly and a couple of small nests on the bottom. But here are some of the things I changed....I noticed my tension spring wasn't moving a whole lot and had little to no snap back in it. Found the instructions in my manual to remove the tension assembly and adjust up the spring. I think it had become dislodged in the slot inside and also it was resting too low, so set it up to the 10-11 o'clock position. Now I think it works as it should. I recently had added the Hartley cone holder on the front of my machine, had read something about it sometimes causing issues, so moved my thread cone back to the back of the machine to alleviate that in the equation. I changed the needle and I also changed one of the pig tails that had a sharp spot on it, the one just before the needle. Finally, I positioned the needle eye at about 6:35ish. I think this and correcting the tension spring had the biggest effect on the tension flatlining. As I've been under a time crunch so haven't had the time to follow through as I think the timing needs a little tweaking in the needle flex to get the right to left shredding issue alleviated. At least now when I adjust the tension it seems to remain more consistent. I haven't been able to connect with APQS yet, a bit of telephone tag. Now if I could get the vibration issue I'm having sorted.... I just traded my Lenni in on a demo Lucey before Christmas and have done very few small projects on Lucey. I've really been questioning my decision..
  12. Well, I was very close to renewing and restarting the Modern Quilt mag as well recently. Glad I didn't. I will miss receiving my MQU magazine :-(. Thanks for the heads up!
  13. Gorgeous quilt and neat story! It's awesome you and your daughter share the quilting interest.